# Year 4

The staff and pupils of Year 4 would like to welcome you to our page. We hope you find it useful and enjoy browsing through the different school pages to learn about the different events which take place in our school. If you have any suggestions about how it could be improved, please contact a member a staff.

### St Matthias

Miss Aina-De-Haan (Teacher)

Mrs Alexander (Teaching Assistant)

### St James the Greater

Miss Leybourne (Teacher)

Mrs Alexander (Teaching Assistant)

### What Year 4 are up to this term!

English

In year 4, we will be planning our own adventure stories, writing by using the features of narratives and focusing on applying the grammatical and writing skills to their stories. Following this, children will continue to build upon different genres, skills and techniques focusing on persuasive and argument writing. We will be using ‘Oliver and the Seawigs’ as a writing stimulus to allow the children to write for a purpose and express themselves creatively through this text.

Maths

Term 5

The focus will be on measurement and shape

The children will:

• Compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes
• Identify acute and obtuse angles and compare and order angles up to two right angles by size
• Identify lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes presented in different orientations and complete simple symmetric figures with respect to a specific line of symmetry.

Term 6

In term 6 we will continue to focus and develop our understanding of shape. We will also be learning about statistics.

The children will:

• Interpret and present discrete and continuous data using appropriate graphical methods, including bar charts and time graphs.
• Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs.

Science:

Our final science topics will be Living things and their habitats and Animals including humans.

The children will:

• Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
• Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
• Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things
• Describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans
• Identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions
• Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey

Religion

Term 5

The topic is ‘The Early Christians.’ The children will be learning:

-To know the Church began at Pentecost

-To know what happened to Stephen and Saul

-To understand the challenges of being an apostle

-To know about Paul’s missionary journeys

-To recognise some of the teachings of the apostles

Term 6

The topic is ‘The church.’ The children will be learning:

-To understand that the Church is a family and it is good news for people

-To know about the different seasons in the Churches year

-To know the Communion of Saints and Holy Souls

-To know about God’s call to individuals

-To deepen our understanding of Mary

In Physical Education, we will:

• Learn about the importance of exercise
• Understand that exercise has an effect on our body and level of fitness

Homework

CHILDREN’S JOURNALS MUST BE SIGNED EVERY NIGHT AFTER THEY HAVE READ. IF YOUR CHILD’S JOURNAL IS NOT SIGNED THEN THEY CAN NOT DO THEIR QUIZ OR CHANGE THEIR BOOK!

Maths and English: Maths and English homework will alternate each week.

The children will receive their homework on a MONDAY to be completed and due back on a FRIDAY each week.

Spelling: Children will be given a spelling list every MONDAY and tested every FRIDAY.

A spelling list will be stuck into homework books and learning journals every Monday. It is important that pupils bring in both their homework books and learning journals every day to ensure they have every opportunity to learn spellings. The pupils will have a spelling test on Fridays and incorrect spellings will be identified to parents so that further work can be done on them at home.

Times Tables: The children will have a times table challenge every Friday. Based on their progress each week they will be informed which times tables they should be revising.

### Year 4 Homework

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### Year 4 Housekeeping Letters

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